Journal of Photonics for Energy

Editor-in-Chief: Sean Shaheen, University of Colorado Boulder, USA

The Journal of Photonics for Energy (JPE) covers fundamental and applied research areas focused on the applications of photonics for renewable energy harvesting, conversion, storage, distribution, monitoring, consumption, and efficient usage.

On the cover: The figure is from the article "Spheroid-based optical cavities for tunable photon recycling and emitter temperature control in robust solar thermophotovoltaic systems" by N. Talebzadeh and P.G. O'Brien, in JPE Volume 13 Issue 1.

Featured Content

Numerical simulation of probabilistic computing to NP-complete number theory problems

Jie Zhu, Zhengxiang Xie, and Peter Bermel

Solar laser pumping approach for both simultaneous and stable multibeam operation under tracking error condition

Miguel Catela, Dawei Liang, Cláudia R. Vistas, Hugo Costa, Dário Garcia, Bruno D. Tibúrcio, and Joana Almeida

Low-cost and scalable sub-ambient radiative cooling porous films

Bin Li, Boyu Cao, Ruichen Song, Yetao Zhong, Changhao Chen, Hengren Hu, Shigang Wu, and Zhilin Xia

Previously Published Special Sections

from the Journal of Photonics for Energy

Novel Photovoltaic Device Architectures (April-August 2022)

Guest Editors: Fatima Toor and Ian Sellers

Radiative Cooling (2021-22)

Guest Editors: Aaswath Raman, Xiaobo Yin, and Peter Bermel

Women in Renewable Energy (October-December 2020)

Guest Editors: Zakya H. Kafafi and Mónica Lira-Cantu

Advanced Materials and Devices for Solar Driven Liquid Fuel and Hydrogen Production (April-June 2020)

Guest Editors: Liejin Guo, Clemens Burda, and Maochang Liu

Solar Energy Solutions for Electricity and Water Supply in Rural Areas (October-December 2019)

Guest Editors: Kerstin Wydra, Fatima Toor, Martina Jaskolski, and Nikolaos Tzoupanos

Thermal Photonics in Energy (July-September 2019)

Guest Editors: Sheng Shen, Andrej Lenert, and Yi Zheng

Festschrift of the 70th Birthday of Zeev "Valy" Vardeny (July-September 2018)

Guest Editor: Paul A. Lane

Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence Organic Light-Emitting Diodes (July-September 2018)

Guest Editors: Chihaya Adachi and Eli Zysman-Colman

Spectral Management for Renewable Energy Conversion (April-June 2018)

Guest Editors: Timothy W. Schmidt, Felix N. Castellano, Rowan W. MacQueen, and Murad J. Y. Tayebjee

Solar Fuels Photocatalysis (January-March 2017)

Guest Editors: Jeremy Pietron and Roland Marschall

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CiteScore 2021:  3.7

Impact Factor: * 1.729

5-Year Impact Factor: * 1.773


  *Source: Clarivate Analytics, Journal Citation Reports (2022)

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